Wednesday, 01 April 2015 19:41

Charity of The Month: Catalyst Foundation

Underneath the oft-blinding lights of progress and the glare of globalisation that is Vietnam today, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that ‘out there’, beyond the duplex towers, beer clubs and mini-marts, there are still some pretty hardcore problems in this country. One such issue is human trafficking.

Monday, 30 March 2015 22:41

The End of An Era?

The hydrofoil as it makes its way through the mangroves of Can Gio

Could the Apr. 1 move to a new port in Ho Chi Minh City be the final nail in the Vung Tau hydrofoil coffin?

Monday, 30 March 2015 21:27

Linda Mai Phung Crowdfunding Campaign

Linda Mai Phung is so all over Saigon that you’d be forgiven for overestimating their reach. But even after killing it for five years on the local market, they still aren’t as established on the European scene as they’d like to be.

Monday, 30 March 2015 19:33

The AmCham Rock ‘n’ Soul Gala

One of the most highly anticipated social events of the year, the AmCham Gala promises diners a stylish evening of fine dining, top-shelf liquor and ‘rock ‘n’ soul’ entertainment.

Monday, 30 March 2015 19:27

The Australiana Ball

Hanoi’s resident Aussies (and non-Aussies, too) are invited to the Australiana Ball for a night of great Australian food and fun.

Monday, 30 March 2015 19:19

Hanoi Sound Stuff 2015

The experimental music and arts festival, Hanoi Sound Stuff, returns once again with an international line-up experimental musicians and artists.

Monday, 30 March 2015 18:55

The Belgian Beer Festival 2015

I’m sat in The Cube Bar with Guy Balza and Jan Segers, both members of BeluxCham, the Belgium and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. Although it’s left unsaid, they’ve chosen the venue because it stocks three well-known Belgian beers — Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe. In the same way that the English will talk for hours about football, or the French will verbalise non-stop about wine, so Guy and Jan are talking about beer. Belgian beer.

Monday, 30 March 2015 18:48

The Prodigy

After years of hope, Vietnam finally has its future sporting hero. His name? Anh Tuan

Monday, 30 March 2015 17:34

April Big Five

The big five this month

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:40

Mystery Quest

The creatives behind Quest have put on some of Vietnam’s most unforgettable festivals. Now, in their fourth edition, they’re asking us to trust them. Photos by Thuy-Tien Nguyen (for

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